Fish and Game focuses stocking in the Copper Basin area

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Idaho Fish and Game is busy stocking thousands of trout in eastern Idaho during the month of August with several opportunities to catch fish in the high mountain streams near Copper Basin west of Mackay.

“There’s quite a few fish going into the Copper Basin area,” said James Brower, of Fish and Game’s Upper Snake Region. “It’s a good two hours to get out there, but it’s a beautiful place once you’re there.”

Brower said that while most of the fish are not going to be huge, they should be plentiful. Streams such as the East Fork of the Big Lost River, Star Hope Creek and Wild Horse Creek will be stocked a couple of times this month, some with 500 Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

“They’re all little streams, so 500 fish in there is pretty good,” Brower said.

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